Features of the Argentine mentality
Argentina - a country with beautiful nature and rich culture. It has everything: ocean, white beaches, high mountains, hot deserts and beautiful waterfalls, small villages and developed metropolis with historical and architectural landmarks. And what they - the Argentines?
They consider themselves as Europeans
The Argentine nation was formed in the XIX-XX centuries by immigrants from Europe, which are dominated by Italians and Spaniards are also many who came from France, England, Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Unlike other South American countries (Peru, Chile, Paraguay, and others.), Where the European - conquering conquistador, Argentina Europeans - is the ancestor of immigrant in the second and third generation. The Argentines, especially those living in Buenos Aires (local name - "portenos"), see themselves as "South American Europeans", the fates decreed abandoned on another continent.
They are able to say, "Hey, you!" Politely
Argentina - Spanish-speaking countries. English is known mostly from the business and tourism sector. Argentines speak in the local dialect of the Spanish language, and from region to region pronunciation can vary significantly. Quite often use jargon LUNFARDO, who came from the lower strata of the population, in which the Spanish language is interwoven with an original Spanish-Italian dialect. Also in Argentina has its own special words not found in other Spanish-speaking countries. For example, it is very popular che treatment, which translates "hey, you" only polite. And most importantly, they are instead of "you" (tu), say "you" (vos) all in a row.
They are - without exception "owl"
The Argentines are very time shifted: all dinners, meetings and parties begin after ten in the evening and usually last until the morning, even on weekdays. Many restaurants are only open at 20:00, which could create difficulties for travelers with children. A full dinner in the Argentinean family begins at about 22:00 and about 19:00 - something like a snack. Bars and some cafes are open far into the night. Conversations at the table and leisurely spin around three "elephants": football, politics, family. Eating on the run is considered bad manners riding, and the table is not recommended to use toothpicks and talking loudly.
They drink tea through a straw
Mate (beverage from the leaves of yerba mate) became a national symbol. Argentines drink it around the clock: at meetings and walks to school and work, at the beach, picnics, in cars and buses. In the tea add to taste sugar, honey, fruit, as you like, as bitter drink itself. For Argentine yerba mate - a ritual beverage brewing - the art, and his offer - a sign of sympathy. Tea is drunk from a common vessel through a tube bombilla. If going to a big company, it is brewed several mateshnits and they all passed around the circle. The inhabitants of the country do not use an electric kettle, as the much-loved mate, they are brewed with water that has not been boiled.
They do not understand what the "jelly"
Argentines - inveterate meat-eaters, but absolutely do not understand these Russian dishes like jelly and jelly. There is only a sweet jelly. But every weekend they picnic with asado (beef fillet, grilled over charcoal) and churrasco (meat roasted on a spit). There is no black bread and yogurt, so the meat is eaten with white bread and washed down with red wine.
They are obsessed with football. And politics
Argentine tango - not just a dance, but a way of life. Argentine football - not just a game, and national pride. During the world championships in educational institutions and schools, pupils and students are not learning, and watching football. When Argentina won, riots begin in the streets. When plays - too. In general, Argentines love to hold pickets and demonstrations (overlapping movement, beat the drums), to discuss politics and argue about football. Here the tourist is important to be prudent and not to argue.
They like close contact
When communicating Argentines are as close to each other - at arm's length. This is the norm of the local etiquette, so the desire to move away from the interlocutor is regarded here as an unwillingness to communicate. If you continually move away, then most likely, the Argentine will pododvigatsya closer to you in order to shorten the distance.
They kiss and shake hands when meeting and parting
In this country, everyone is smiling and give each other kisses and compliments. At a meeting and parting familiar people supposed to kiss each other on the cheek, and both women and men (men kiss close friends, girlfriends, too, kissing each other). A little known - to shake hands with European-style nod. Also greeting can be accompanied by a hug and a pat on the shoulder. And when you consider the fact that the meetings and appointments for the day happens a lot, then a few days later, this behavior becomes a way of life: to see - kissing (shook hands or embraced) - smiled - moved on.
They do not know the word "punctuality"
Argentines - Magnani gay residents of the country (from the Spanish mañana -. "Tomorrow", "day after tomorrow", "later"). As soon as you hear in the speech of the Argentine word mañana - forget about the promised forever. For the most part it is just empty words, meaningless absolutely, because the Argentines live for today; their favorite expression is: "There is no need to worry about today - tomorrow always comes."
Being late for half an hour or an hour is considered the norm. About her, much less someone else's time, Argentines do not worry. And it seems that they are never in a hurry: even on the street and in the subway it is difficult to overtake, because the entire flow goes at the same speed. They say that God is sending foreigners to Argentina to teach them patience!